We publish around five percent of the submissions we receive here at Structo.
This means for each issue we are reading, voting and commenting on hundreds and hundreds of stories and poems. This quantity is tied to an ever-increasing quality of work sent in, but it it sometimes tough to get through everything in time, especially as we try our best to give each submission the time it deserves.
Here’s where you come in.
We are looking for a couple of people to join the editorial team. Your main job would be reading submissions, but if you’re interested you would be more than welcome to pitch in with other aspects of the magazine, from design work to publicity to editing. Interest and enthusiasm will be repaid in kind, especially as these are voluntary positions. If you’re a writer yourself, you will find your time spent reading submissions especially invaluable.
Anyone is welcome to apply, regardless of location, personal background, or whatever else. The more diverse we are, the stronger we are. The only thing we care about is that you genuinely care about finding great writing and putting it in front of readers. To apply, please choose a couple of stories from our back issues—one you like, and one you’re not so fond of. Write just a couple of sentences for each story, one a recommendation for publication, one a negative review. Then drop us an email with these mini-reviews and a hello.
We will be accepting applications until September the 9th. Be sure to get in touch if you have any questions.
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